BASF Plant Trainee - Thermoplastic Polyurethane Manufacturing in Wyandotte, Michigan
At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.
We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with strong emphasis on process safety, as well as safety of our employees and the communities we operate in. BASF is always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
Where the Chemistry Happens…
Plant Trainee – Wyandotte, Michigan – (1705350)
The Wyandotte Thermoplastic Polyurethane Technician is responsible for the following:
Perform all shipping and receiving tasks associated with packaging of finished goods.
Perform fork truck duties.
Operate extruders, feeders, and other equipment associated with the production of TPU.
Demonstrate safe and efficient performance of daily tasks ensuring adherence to all site and plant standards.
Operate plant equipment in a manner and condition to safely produce quality product.
Maintain housekeeping at an excellent level.
Perform equipment, safety, and other required checks in an accurate, neat, and timely manner.
Effectively participate in creation of JSA’s, 6S and all lean initiatives.
Contribute to the success of plant goals and objectives through participation on EHS and/or team activities to further advance the qualities of a High-Performance Organization.
Contribute to the success of plant goals & objectives through participation in activities to further advance safety, quality, costs, productivity and morale throughout the plant.
The expectations of our TPU Plant Trainee’s are as follows:
“Safety is first priority” mindset
Willingness and ability to create and adapt to change
Competencies of accountability and ownership
Meet or exceed standard for attendance
Ability to learn and perform a variety of tasks in support of plant operations
Flexibility in changing own and others work priorities as short notice
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Coordination with people and teams within unit and beyond unit; good team player
Assists in helping others complete tasks while effectively completing own tasks
Good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated proficiency in plant work
Effective time management and organizational skills to efficiently manage daily activities
General knowledge of handling both manual and automatic controls
Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot systems and identify likely problems.
Mature dependable judgment when dealing with others. Exhibits good judgment in asking for help.
Our TPU Plant Employees work an attractive 12 hour rotating shift schedule.
Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…
6 months of manufacturing, production, assembly, light industrial or equivalent experience
High School diploma or GED
Experience working in a chemical manufacturing plant
Fork-lift and/or pallet jack experience
Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, SAP)
Strong math skills
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.
Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Organization: N-PMN Performance Materials North America 60000012
Title: Plant Trainee - Thermoplastic Polyurethane Manufacturing
Requisition ID: 1705350